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Woman injured as gunmen open fire on British family on holiday in Brazil

Brazilian police say a family of British tourists who made a wrong turn while travelling in a car outside Rio de Janeiro was shot at and a woman was wounded.

Civil police said on Sunday that a couple and their three children were driving in Angra dos Reis, a popular coastal holiday destination about 90 miles from the city.

The authorities say a group approached the car and apparently told the family to get out and then opened fire.

Police said the woman was hit in the abdomen and was being treated at hospital. It did not give her condition.

Police released no names or home town.

Tourists in Brazil have occasionally been attacked when they accidentally stray into slums, which are often controlled by criminal gangs.


From Belfast Telegraph